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“Centrally located shobby Hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Victor Bari
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nicolai, 71, 70122 Bari, Italy   |  
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Ranked #31 of 45 Hotels in Bari
Mannheim, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Centrally located shobby Hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed in the Victor Hotel in September 2011 for one night room #202. The room was clean but the furniture is from the 70'ies and you see that nothing has been taken care of since then. The mattresses are the cheapest you can imagine and worn. Electrical appliences such as the sockets do not look safe. No internet/wifi in the room. The bathroom is minute, however toileteries are provided. Besides the king size bed there is little room to move. We paid for this €85.00. You are expected to leave the room by 10 a.m., upon request we were granted a "late" check-out at 12.
Breakfast included in the rate is very basic and sub standard.
The staff is quite austere and multilingual English/French.

According to photographs the upper floors have better looking room, but the cost €140 and taken all together you can get better rooms in Bari for such a high price.

The advantage of the Hotel is its location right in the center of the new town of Bari. The entire shopping district is around the corner, the old town and the seaside are within walking distance. If you come by car there is no chance to park in the street. since this is a residential area and the inhabitants occupy all parking slots. During the day you have to pay a fee of € 2/hr. Just opposite the hotel is a garage where you can park. With a slip from the hotel 24h will cost €20:00.

For one night this hotel is bearable. If you stay for longer in Bari and can afford it go somewhere else.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I just returned from a week in Bari, my first visit to Bari and to Puglia. The Hotel Victor was recommended to me by a colleague on account of its proximity to the Universitas di Bari, where I was attending an international congress. The hotel is decent, quiet, clean, well-staffed, within easy walking distance of the central rail station and the beautiful Old City, and seaside attractions, excellent and inexpensive restaurants, and some of the rooms (qualified as "superior" by the hotel) are absolutely up-to-date. In the heat of summer, the rooms not in the superior category are very warm, but livable, and the breakfast is quite modest; no hot dishes are served, and there's no "real" juice....but otherwise the pastry and cereal offerings are just fine. Tip: ask the staff for cappucino or espresso made on the spot unless you want to settle for "cafe americano" which is not good. The staff are friendly and more than willing to be of help.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

The hotel offers really nice rooms. Even if the room was not so spacious it was enough for two guys, the bedroom was renovated and air-condition worked good. We hadn't any experience neither with noisy neighbours nor with elevator (and our room was just next to it).Breakfast was everyday the same but with quite a big choice. Staff was friendly and helpful. The location is priceless, about 5min to Piazza Aldo Moro, train station, main bus station, street with shops. Supermarket is next door. We can recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ravenna, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Hotel VICTOR Bari certainly not what expectied ! The room was very outdated , and ..... Morning Surprise , NO HOT Water in the Bathroom .
Only positive the breakfast , nice room Good and proper food ( Cream filled croissants and exotic fruit )
Quoted 70 € for 1 night , they lower the price at 60 € after complaining for Hot Water .
NO PARKING . Extra 8 € .
Just not good value for money spent .

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Note that I have also stayed at the Mercure Villa Romanazzi and only chose this hotel as it was a little closer to Bari Centrale station. They are both 4 star hotels, but the Mercure is the real deal. Now for the Hotel Victor. The rooms were very plain and ordinary looking, not alot of room in them. They desparately need refurbishment to be up to a decent standard. It was one of the noisiest areas as well, with a group of kids hanging around until very late the source of this noise. Breakfast was the only decent part of the hotel, with a typical good Italian breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bari, Italy
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

We have just returned from spending five nights at Hotel Victor in Bari. This hotel was chosed because it was a 4 star however, it fell well below expectations. Apart from major refurbishment going on which was not mentioned when we booked, the rooms were very basic indeed. Would be interested to know how Italian Tourist Board grant star ratings because this establishment would be a 3 star in in UK - even that would be generous. Tried not to let this experience spoil our trip but would be very happy to warn other unsuspecting visitors to Bari.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Noise from construction, very basic accommodation not worthy of 4 star rating
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

For a four-star hotel, this was probably the worst hotel stay of my life. The carpets were filthy, the cleaning staff smoked in the hallways, the inside of the fridge was hotter than the outside, etc, etc.

To top it all off, we once asked the concierge for directions, and he willfully directed us to a vacant field in the middle of nowhere. We had to hitch a ride back, and that was not a fun experience.

I would definitely recommend finding a hotel from an international chain...

  • Liked — Decent location
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Victor Bari

Address: Via Nicolai, 71, 70122 Bari, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Bari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 45 Hotels in Bari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Victor Bari 4*
Number of rooms: 77
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